City Manager Cologne (f/m/d)

Job description

Felyx is a green and electric share-scooter platform with a proven concept in The Netherlands, looking for further roll-out in the rest of Europe. Backed by the General Manager Germany and the felyx HQ in Amsterdam, the City Manager will have full (Operational) responsibility in building and leading the Cologne market of felyx. This role could be a great next step for a hands-on strategist who is hungry for an entrepreneurial next challenge.

 

About felyx

As urbanization is rising and the air quality is deteriorating, we feel the need to make our cities greener and healthier by offering a sustainable mobility solution. Besides, we offer a new and fun way around town! At felyx, everybody within their own expertise is contributing to a cleaner city by making this swift door-to-door transportation the new status quo. We are working together as an ambitious team of entrepreneurs, operators, marketers, engineers, and looking to grow as we scale the business throughout Europe. Felyx is one of the few micro-mobility players in the world that is EBITDA positive on a group level. We are a young company with more than a hundred employees, working in the operations and at the head office in Amsterdam. You can describe us as passionate, ambitious, entrepreneurial, and transparent. Do you share our DNA? Great! Join our ride!

 

The Market

If you’ve spent time walking, cycling or driving through any major city in the world you might have noticed that congestion and pollution is a growing problem for most of these cities.  In fact, most of the major cities are facing an epidemic of congestion and pollution caused by rapid urbanization. With more and more citizens changing there car for a more flexible way of transportation we’re at the starting point of something big. 

 

The role

We’re looking for a City Manager Cologne with a passion for innovation and a great understanding of the changing micro mobility landscape. The main focus of this role is to manage our performance and the P&L for the Cologne region. You ensure that felyx is successfully running its business, including alignment with all our stakeholders in the metropolitan area. You're constantly balancing running day-to-day operations with taking a step back to think strategically about initiatives that have the potential to improve our performance. As our figurehead for Cologne, you further boost our business by developing local partnerships and making sure marketing campaigns are effectively executed. Coordination and clear communication across the team is therefore key.


But of course, this all has no reason if we don’t deliver a seamless experience to our users when going for a ride. Keeping our fleet of scooters in great shape is not a one-man/woman job, but you are responsible for the end result and in charge of leading the local team to ensure this. You will set and maintain the standards for a positive work culture and inspire teammates based on well-rounded team management skills.


And important not to forget: we encourage you to grow with the company and within your role as we are continually on our journey towards ‘world domination’. Just kidding, market leader in Europe will do (for now).

Requirements

Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience in leading a team of local professionals, ideally in a startup or similar requirement
  • Experience with P&L 
  • Understanding of the operational business
  • Experienced with Excel

Skills

  • Fluent in German & English
  • An understanding of tech marketplaces (real-time) with a focus on supply and demand
  • Great communicator with the ability to build and motivate teams, work together with diverse groups across countries and a good understanding of external stakeholder management
  • Self-motivated and the ability to learn new skills that enable you to grow quick
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A data-driven nature and ability to balance attention to detail with swift execution 


What's in it for me?

    An ambitious team of entrepreneurial colleagues with a shared passion for our mission. You will work in a transparent, fast-growing and inspirational environment in which you are able to take the lead over your own career and will get challenged on a daily basis! And on the side:

      • The opportunity to grow with us and to conquer Europe in the coming year
      • The trust of the organization to make Germany a great success in your way!
      • Flexibility to make sure your work/life is in balance

      Last but not least: fun, freedom and trust! We're not scared to work our butts off, but this is only possible once we all experience joy in the work that we do every day.


      We are very proud of the fact that we have been named by LinkedIn as a top start-up to work at for the second time in a row, together with many other prestigious awards we’ve received since our start in 2017. We are operational in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Groningen, Haarlem, Eindhoven, Den Bosch and Brussels and will be launching many more (European) cities in 2021. We have a strong focus on scaling up internationally.


      At felyx we believe that the best workplace is one that represents the world we live in today. This means we believe that diversity in the broadest sense of the word connects us and drives us forward as a company.

      We believe that diversity goes hand in hand with different perspectives. It is these different perspectives that can help us become better and more innovative in finding solutions for our customers.

      And because we believe this can be achieved, we are looking for colleagues who are intrinsically motivated and bring the right experience. Gender, age, sexual orientation or origin will never be a factor and will never become one.


      We understand you might not tick all the boxes above. The truth is, we don't either. If you feel up for the ride, we encourage you to apply now!